Mobile and Wireless: Android Tablets From Samsung, Acer, ZTE Dominate MWC 2012
BARCELONA, Spain - With Android-powered tablets, Amazon's low-cost Kindle Fire and other mobile devices hitting the market recently, consumers have a wide variety of tablet models to choose from. At the 2012 Mobile World Congress here, the show floor was overflowing with devices from the likes of Fujitsu, whose Arrows tablet showed off its waterproofing credentials by being displayed completely underwater, and Samsung, which is highlighting the sketching and note-taking features of its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. ZTE had three Long Term Evolution (LTE) tablets on display-the V6, V8 and V96-all with Qualcomm chips. Samsung's Note made the biggest (non-literal) splash, with attendees crowding around to try out the tablet's PC-like premium photo editing and drawing experiences, as well as the S Pen, which provides enhanced pressure sensitivity, accuracy and control when editing or writing. Details on ZTE's tablet devices were slim, but they're LTE-ready and running Android operating systems-the company is looking to boost market share with expanding tablet offerings.